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Boston - Newport Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Boston to Newport. Traveling by train from Boston to Newport usually takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance62 mi (99 km)
Fastest train2h 19m
Lowest price$36.99
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Newport?

The average price for a train ticket from Boston, MA to Newport, RI is $43.57, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 23 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $12.88 more.

Average prices by travel date

$62$41$21JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Boston to Newport is expected to fluctuate between $42 and $58 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Newport in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Boston is $45.

Prices as travel date approaches

$68$55$41$27$143020100

By booking your train trip from Boston to Newport on Wanderu at least 23 days ahead of time, you can save about $12.88 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Boston to Newport?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Boston to Newport. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 30m$47.77
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Boston to Newport every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Boston to Newport, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.
The distance between Boston and Newport is approximately 62 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 19 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

Trains departing from Boston to Newport tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Boston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newport to Boston.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love tasting the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Boston?

Main departure station: Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Newport.

All train stations in Boston:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

Where is the train station in Newport?

Main arrival station: Seastreak Ferry Terminal

Newport has one train station.

Train stations in Newport:

  • Seastreak Ferry Terminal

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